SDHF Newsletter No. 298 Mr. Kim Criticizes Court Verdict on Jan. 8
Director of the Korean History Textbook Research Institute
Representative of the National Action to abolish the Comfort Women Act
Criticizes the Court Verdict Made on January 8, 2021
February 1, 2021
Mr. KIM Byung Heon, Representative of the Korean History Textbook Research Institute/Representative of the National Action to abolish the Comfort Women Act, strongly rebuked the Korean judiciary which, on January 8, 2021, ruled in favor of 12 former Korean comfort women and ordered the Japanese government to pay 100 million won to each of the 12.
He first examines the Comfort Women Act of Korea, which is the basis of this lawsuit, and concludes:
Now, I studied a number of materials related to this issue, including the statements of the comfort women, and found that absolutely no Korean woman falls under this definition, that she was a Japanese military comfort women victim.
Then, he takes up Ms. LEE Yong-soo’s court testimony. She says that she was taken by the Japanese army to a Kamikaze Unit when she was “14”!
She was born in 1928, so she was 14 years old in 1942, when she said she was taken by the Japanese army. There are two obvious flaws in her testimony.
Firstly, the Kamikaze Special Attack Unit was organized in the Philippines in October 1944. In 1942, there was no “Kamikaze unit”.
Secondly, to be a licensed prostitute, one must be 17 years old or older. This regulation was strictly observed at that time. So, 14 year-old LEE Yong-soo could not have been a comfort woman.
Thus, Ms. LEE Yong-soo lied in court!
It is obvious that the Court did not bother to check the facts, with physical evidence and so on, and merely accepted the plaintiff’s fiction.
Mr. KIM Byung Heon suggests that with this kind of corrupt and inefficient Korean judiciary, Koreans today are no better off than being under the Joseon Dynasty.
MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact